Looking to get your hands on a PS4? You might be out of luck. The next-gen console is currently out of stock around the world, but fret not: A new supply will be arriving shortly, said Sony.
“PS4s are generally sold out at all retailers, although regular supply is refreshing the channel,” Sony said during a slide show displayed during a PlayStation media summit on Feb. 10 in Santa Monica, Calif. The brand also stated it has increased its market share among what it described as “heavy gamers.”
“This is a story of engagement,” said Sony Computer Entertainment Head of Hardware Marketing John Koller during the summit. “When demand outstrips supply, the promise of what’s to come is really critical.”
Koller divulged more PS4 fun facts, such as users playing more than 34 million hours per week and 90 percent of U.S. consoles being connected online. He also revealed that nearly 172 million hours of gameplay has been clocked on PS4s, with more than 48 million shares and 1.7 million hours of online live-streamed gameplay.
On Feb. 10, PlayStation’s Twitter account confirmed that 100 PS4 games will hit shelves during 2014.
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Sony President and Group CEO Andrew House revealed that 4.2 million PlayStation 4s had been sold worldwide as of Dec. 28, 2013. House made the announcement at the 2014 International CES in early January. The Japanese electronics brand added that the PS4 was its most successful console launch of all time.
"The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn't be more thrilled gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network," House stated. "After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014." Sony also promised to bring many exciting titles to the PlayStation 4 in 2014, including “Infamous: Second Son,” “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes,” “Destiny,” “Alien: Isolation,” “The Order 1886,” “Final Fantasy XV” and “Dying Light.”
The PlayStation 4, which launched in North America on Nov. 15, reportedly sold 1 million units within the first 24 hours of its launch, which led to 2.1 million consoles sold internationally as of early December.